PICKERING, Kenneth James
(Service number 59972)

First Rank Private Last Rank


Date 8 September 1900 Place of Birth Swannanoa, Christchurch

Enlistment Information

Date Age
Address at Enlistment
Occupation Mercantile clerk
Previous Military Experience
Marital Status
Next of Kin Mrs W. PICKERING (mother), Fairlie
Religion Presbyterian
Medical Information

Military Service

Served with NZ Armed Forces Served in Army
Military District

Embarkation Information

Body on Embarkation New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Unit, Squadron, or Ship 30th Reinforcements, E Company
Date 13 October 1917
Transport Arawa
Embarked From Destination Liverpool, Merseyside
Other Units Served With
Last Unit Served With

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Actions Prior to Capture
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Date Reason

Hospitals, Wounds, Diseases and Illnesses

Post-war Occupations



Date 21 September 1978 Age 78 years
Place of Death
Memorial or Cemetery Ruru Lawn Cemetery, Christchurch
Memorial Reference Block 1F, Plot 103
New Zealand Memorials

Biographical Notes

Kenneth James Pickering was the eldest son of William and Jessie May (née McKie) Pickering. He was educated at West Eyreton and Kirwee schools before transferring to Fairlie School in 1912, and then on to Pleasant Point School in 1915. Kenneth put his age up by some three years to allow him to enlsit. He married Hannah Adelaide Lishman in 1924.


Auckland War Memorial Museum Cenotaph Database [31 May 2019]; NZ BDM Indexes (Department of Internal Affairs) [31 May 2019]; School Admission records (South Canterbury branch NZSG) [31 May 2019]; Ruru Cemetery burial record (Christchurch City Council) [31 May 2019]

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